Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

If thy father at all miss me, then say, David earnestly asked leave of me that he might run to Bethlehem his city: for there is a yearly sacrifice there for all the family.

General references

Bible References

Beth-lehem

1 Samuel 17:58
Saul said to him, “Whose son are you, young man?” And David answered, “I am the son of your servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.”
John 7:42
Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the descendants of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?”

Sacrifice

1 Samuel 9:12
They answered them and said, “He is; see, he is ahead of you. Hurry now, for he has come into the city today, for the people have a sacrifice on the high place today.
1 Samuel 16:2
But Samuel said, “How can I go? When Saul hears of it, he will kill me.” And the Lord said, “Take a heifer with you and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.’

General references

1 Samuel 20:28
Jonathan then answered Saul, “David earnestly asked leave of me to go to Bethlehem,